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The Tortoise and the Hare (Storytoon)
(Rand McNally, 1962)
Harmless, simple cartoons. The boasting hare waited in order to make the finish exciting, and the wait led to a two-minute nap that stretched on and on. The hare could never boast again.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse 780(hdbd)
This hardbound version takes the first page and repeats it twice as its covers. It thus has a different cover from all the other versions. Multiple threats occur in the city house: from the cook, a trap, the cat, and ...
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse 2912
This regular paper edition is in the best condition of the four editions I have. It drops four of the interior pages found in the other editions. Multiple threats occur in the city house: from the cook, a trap, the ...
Andy and the Lion
(Trumpet Club, 1938)
Here is a smaller paperback edition than the Viking Penguin Puffin printed in 1989. The pages seem to be proportionally reduced. See my comments there.
The Great Cross-Country Race or The Hare and The Tortoise.
(Anchorage Press, 1965)
A good children's play, expanding generously and skillfully on the fable. The tortoise has escaped from the garden of some little girls, while the animals are planning a sports day and cannot find a cross-country opponent ...
The Dodo and the Camel
(J.H. Furst Company, 1938)
More of a verse mini-beast epic than a fable. Situated in London, Madagascar, and Timbuctoo. Important groups for this happily wedded pair include the zoo and the circus. The villain is the baboon from the circus. The ...
The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine.
(William Morrow, 1953)
A self-proclaimed Maine story! Lots of delightful illustrations. The flyleaf begins by saying Aesop was a good man...but his fables are somewhat removed from present-day reality. The special feature of this engaging ...
The Jackdaw and the Witch: A True Fable.
A winning animal story. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson, the jackdaw, makes himself the pet of the family of Sybil Leek, the witch. Leek has a predilection for run-on sentences. Enjoyable reading. A fable? The sub-title is a ...
The Lion and the Mouse.
The same book as the edition of 1979 but with a slightly different spine and title page. The illustrations here may be a bit darker. See my comments on the original.
Androcles and the Lion
(Penguin Books, 1951)
I am delighted at last to have the opportunity to read the play. (The book contains some one hundred pages of stuff--mini-essays?--before the play starts, and a few pages of explanation after it.) Androcles is a Christian ...